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Past Event Member Tour: Farhad Moshiri: Go West

Hand embroidered multi-colored small beads on white canvas with a painted image in the middle, shaped like a puzzle piece. The painted image is of a boy with short, black hair riding on a red carpet with blue outline and holding a stick with a yellow balloon-like top that has a smiling face on it. The blue sky with some white clouds is in the background of the painted image.

Farhad Moshiri, Self Portrait on Flying Carpet, 2009, Hand embroidered beads and acrylic on canvas, Courtesy Private Collection

Explore culture and identity during this tour of Farhad Moshiri’s first solo museum exhibition, Go West. While Moshiri addresses contemporary Iran’s traditions and historic isolationism, he simultaneously acknowledges the powerful appeal and influence of Western culture in his homeland. His interest in Pop art and kitsch resonates throughout his work.